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Jamie Redknapp Had A Typically Horrific Take On Frank Lampard Chelsea Return

Jamie Redknapp Had A Typically Horrific Take On Frank Lampard Chelsea Return
By Gary Connaughton Updated
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During Frank Lampard's first spell at Chelsea, it became patently clear that he was not good enough to manage a club with ambitions to be competing at the top of the Premier League. He certainly wasn't making the most of the squad at his disposal, with the team having no discernible playing style and showing little signs of progress.

In the end, the club had no choice but to sack him after only 18 months in charge. Of course, he has since gone on to flop at Everton.

If you had told Chelsea fans in January of 2021 that Lampard would be back in charge of the team just over two years later, you would no doubt have been greeted with a confused look. After all, what serious club would rehire a manager that was obviously not up to the standard required only a couple of years after firing him?

Everything we have learned about Chelsea during the Todd Boehly reign has shown that they are not a serious club.

While it may only be on an interim basis, the news that they were about bring Lampard back on board has confounded just about everyone. It is always tricky to hire a manager midseason, but considering that that there are some elite coaches currently available, you'd imagine they should have been able to sort out the situation fairly quickly.


Instead, they have opted to bide their time with a coach who while beloved at the club, has proven time and time again that he isn't up to being a top manager.

That should go well.


Jamie Redknapp has bizarre take on Frank Lampard return to Chelsea

Just about everyone can see how much of a bad idea this is, apart from Jamie Redknapp that is.

Never one to be biased, he suggested on Sky Sports that his cousin and previously failed Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is the ideal appointment at Stamford Bridge.

I watched the game last night and saw him in the crowd, he didn't look like a guy who had gone there for a few drinks and a bit of a jolly up, he watched it in a studious way. I started to think that maybe that was an opportunity, that they start to look at Frank as an option.

There's not many other managers right now. There are a few manager they have been talking about, [Julian] Nagelsmann is an option, he looks like he wants a bit of time away.

This might make sense for the owners, just to give themselves a bit of breathing space. It would give Frank an opportunity to get back into the game, he has unfinished business obviously at Chelsea. He loves the club, nobody loves that club or knows it like he does.

I think it's a complete no-brainer if Chelsea were to go for him, and for Frank to take the job. It would be brilliant for him. You look at the players, they've not got that goals or results, but you can see there are real signs at that club.

They've got Champions League games to come against Real Madrid, and people will say it's impossible and they can't do it, Roberto Di Matteo done it when he won it as an interim manager. Stranger things have happened in football.

Frank will look at it and think if everything goes right for him, what an opportunity for him and what a good time for the club to just take the pressure out of the situation to a certain extent.

Frank Lampard excelling in this role could actually be a worse case scenario for Chelsea, who may then be pressured into giving him the job on a full-time basis.


Luckily, you'd imagine there is very little chance of that actually happening.

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